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Learn about the home-buying process including an overview of the process, timing, tips and tricks, financing basics, home inspections, what happens at settlement, and Q&A.  Tuesday, April 177:30 to 8:30 Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy St Ballston (Orange Line) The class is free but you M...
Not long ago I was searching for a retirement community in the metro DC area for a family member. I was stunned at the amazing array of choices in community types, amenities, and costs. I hadn't realized there there were several different financial models (e.g., renting, owning, or a 'buy in' fee...
"Retirement homes" have come a long way, baby. Navigating the world of senior communities--from independent "active" communities, to assisted livings, to continuing care communities, to nursing homes--can be daunting. I know. I just spent an amazing amount of time researching and touring communit...
I'm often asked if winter is a bad time to be buying or selling. My answer is always the same: Though there are fewer properties on the market and therefore less to choose from, buyers will often have more negotiating leverage than they do in the spring, when sellers are confident and buyers are ...
Homeowners in the DC area can be thankful for our continued strong market. In fact, homeowners nationwide can appreciate that the numbers continue to rebound, as the Atlantic's "Chart of the Day" interestingly illustrates. However, every story has at least two sides...the jury is out as to whethe...
  The Fall market continues to surprise--it's been really, really busy,  fueled by another batch of record low interest rates.  (Need a good lender to re-fi?  Ask me!)    Our market continues to outperform the nation.  Builder magazine named DC #13 on its list of Healthiest Housing Markets.  It ...
Falls Church City was named the richest county in America, according to an article on Forbes.com. Falls Church City brought home the honor by having a median annual household income of $113,313. But Falls Church isn't the only Washington suburb to make the list of the 10 richest counties in the n...
It’s a tricky thing to time a home purchase with the expiration of a lease. Often buyers ask me: Can I make an offer on a house I like now even though my lease isn’t up until later this year to minimize the overlap? Typically contract to close will be 30-60 days. There are several reasons for thi...
Barcroft Hills is located off Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) just east of Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church. The community comprises 233 single-family homes and condos, according to local tax records. Construction on the single-family homes in the neighborhood began in 1954, and in 1967, Barcroft Hills ...
Right on schedule, the Spring market is proving to be an interesting one in our area. Inventory is shockingly low - check out these graphs for Northern Virginia and Arlington, in particular--inventory is running about half of prior year's in some areas. Frustrated buyers are asking 'where are the...

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